• The best identifying factor of the Black Widow is the red hourglass under its abdomen.  Only the females have this marking.
  • Contrary to popular belief, most people who are bitten suffer no serious damage.  However, bites can be fatal, usually to small children the elderly.  The spiders are non aggressive and bite only in self-defense, such as when someone accidentally sits on them.
  • Most often than not, females eat the males after mating.
  • A Black Widow egg sac holds hundreds of spiderlings
  • Black Widows are found in every state except Alaska.